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Operational Plan for a Healthy and Safe School Year

Dear Parents, Students and Community Members.

It is our intent to provide on-site, every day, all day teaching and learning for our students. Since the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have learned much about effective practices for maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment. In our effort to ensure learning at our school, we will continue to follow the most current guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and our local Jackson County Health and Human Services Department.

We have updated our state-required School Level Communicable Disease Management Plan to respond to the current requirements from the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority. This plan is intended to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, families and community and to maximize the opportunity for learning for all students. Because health officials and epidemiologists continue to study COVID-19 and other communicable diseases and learn additional information about how best to reduce infection rates, we anticipate we will be updating and revising this plan periodically.

Operational Plan: Here are some links where you can view our current Operational Plan along with other important information about maintaining healthy and safe public schools and communities.

ESSER Funding: The Federal Government has funded additional support for schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and authorized $514.724.30 for our district to use over the next three years (2021-2024).

Here are links to our ESSER Plan. We are investing these funds this year to provide more time and attention and individualized support for our students. 

Community Health Information: The Oregon Health Authority is committed to providing up-to-date health and safety information about COVID-19. This includes data on infection rates (by county), COVID-19 testing and vaccination recommendations.

Here are links to COVID-19 related health and safety information for Oregon and Jackson County:

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please email us at feedback@buttefalls.k12.or.us.

Thank you for your interest in our school and the health and safety of our community.


Dr. Phil Long, Superintendent


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